Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 07:58
At least a thousand students, friends, colleagues, cohorts, acquaintances, and family attended a Celebration of Life ceremony for Gerald Boland, who was caught in the raging floodwaters in the early morning hours of September 12, and died.
He and wife Cheron heard the Lyons Fire Protection District’s volunteer firemen’s bull horn as they went up the North St. Vrain Road warning residents toRead more: Celebration of Life For Gerald Boland
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 07:19
HOME! HOME! SWEET, SWEET HOME! It’s what residents of 700 Lyons homes are singing this week. After being away for six weeks, it takes some getting used to. Although, the gas man never came to my home, it is getting close (this Thursday). Again, thanks to all friends, family, hotels, apartments forRead more: About Town -October 31, 2013
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 06:59
It is so wonderful to have Lyonites moving home. There are lights in homes and warmth in spirit abounding everywhere. The businesses are opening their doors and the people are starting to walk inside those businesses. As we all know, Mother Nature has done a real number on our quirky little town. UsuallyRead more: Welcome Home, Lyons!
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 06:52
After being twice postponed, once for the flood and once for snow, the students of Lyons Elementary School (LES) were thrilled to finally hold their first event of the school year, the annual fundraising Jog-A-Thon, on Friday, October 25, at the temporary Main Street. Campus in Longmont.Read more: LES Holds Delayed Jog-A-Thon
Published on Friday, October 25 2013 19:28
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor
Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen (a.k.a. the “Turd Herder,” more on that later) had several items of good news at Thursday’s community update meeting at the LifeBridge Church.
The first was that a significant portion of Lyons (the Business District, Old Town, and the North Higher Elevations) will have their utilitiesRead more: Residents To Move Back Saturday
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 11:26
Earlier this summer, Alex Rodgers, a junior at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, was attending a “ Vans Warped Tour” concert (originally combined punk music with skateboarding events, but now features different genres of music and several extreme sports) when he bumpedRead more: Vans Gives Back!
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 10:36
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
During audience business at Monday night’s Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting Eagle Canyon resident Kelsey Kennedy asked the Board to “rethink the ban on connecting natural gas.” Kennedy felt that with the placement of portable water tanks in several neighborhoods, plus the
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 10:25
“On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the small town of Lyons, Colorado awoke at 2 a.m., to the sound of flood sirens and the thunderous roar of the St. Vrain River flowing higher and faster than ever in recorded history. Terrified families, friends, neighbors, and animals had no choice but to scramble for higher ground, and over the course of the next six days, Lyons would be changed forever. The St. Vrain River isolated thisRead more: Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Honor Lyons Fire District With A Special Blend
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 10:20
By John O’Brien
There are already many signs of recovery in the Lyons area. Service providers, home based businesses, some retail, one coffee shop, and one or two eating establishments have opened. The rest are waiting until all the utilities are available. About 20% of our homes and our friends and neighbors have been damaged the flood. Our job as a community is to help them rebuild. Lyons area businesses, even the ones that wereRead more: EDC Offers Lyons Businesses Low-Interest Local Loans